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Creative ZiiO 7 review

7.2/10 AVG.

Informr score
The Creative ZiiO 7 currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Screen Size

What the Critics Are Saying...


Google have repeatedly said that Android 2.x builds are not designed for tablets, with Android 3.0 specifically designed for the larger screen and offering a more complete experience. We’ve been in contact with Creative who have again confirmed that an Android 2.2 update is coming, but they wo...

- Chris Hall, Pocket-lint

The Creative Ziio's screen's colours look washed-out, its built-in app store is horrible and it uses an outmoded resistive touchscreen, but it's still one of the best sub-£200 tablets money can buy. Video playback is decent, it's a good-looking device and with a bit of know-how and an hour or...

- Andrew Williams, TrustedReviews

The Creative ZiiO 7" definitely doesn't belong to the verified "iPad Killers". But it's not trying to, either. All the same, you can get two Creative ZiiO 7"s with an 8 GB memory for the price of one iPad. In return, the Creative ZiiO 7" is rather more multimedia center. Considering the tablets poss...

- Simon Kohlstock, NotebookCheck

It's a long way behind the iPad and the Galaxy Tab in terms of overall usability. But at just £199, the Creative Ziio does offer great value for money. If you've got £200 to spend, you won't find a better tablet than the Creative Ziio.

- TechRadar Team, Techradar

You know what, I think we should leave it there. On a positive or I’m only going to be dragged back into slaughtering this device. There are so many flaws in the software it’s an easy conclusion to come to. If you want something that will leave something in your wallet, then you might wa...

- Rob Nichols, Zath

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Screen Size

The Creative ZiiO 7's screen size is 7 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.


There is a ZiiLABS ZMS-08 processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on the Android 2.1 Eclair operating system (OS).

There is a front-facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Creative's performance ratings are 4 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

ZiiO 7 Specs

Release date December 15, 2010
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.1 Eclair

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Processor ZiiLABS ZMS-08
Internal Storage 8 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM Unknown
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Data Cable, Stylus
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity Unknown
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 5 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 4 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 3 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 20.7 x 13.3 x 1.4 cm (8.2 x 5.2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 415 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 7 inches
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Resistive Touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Unknown
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
Main Camera
Dual lens
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
VGA (640 x 480)
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, Audible, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert No
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, JPG, TIFF, GIF, DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT, HTML, BMP
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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